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Council Discusses Priorities At Strategic Planning Session

Los Alamos County Council held its annual strategic planning session Tuesday, Jan. 12. Broadband access, succession planning and updating the County’s communication plan were among topics discussed. Many of Council’s priority areas remain unchanged, such as increasing the amount and diversity of housing options, protecting, maintaining and improving open space and recreation areas, enhancing support and opportunities for local businesses, improving utilization and aesthetics of vacant buildings, supporting social services, expanding transportation, parking and mobility


OBITUARY: Joshua Miko Dec. 26, 2003 – Jan. 9, 2021

JOSHUA DAVID MIKO Dec. 26, 2003 – Jan. 9, 2021

Joshua David Miko was born on December 26, 2003 and was called back to heaven at the age of 17 on January 9, 2021.

He died doing what he loved – camping.

Josh is the son of David and Janice Miko and was born and raised in Los Alamos.

Josh was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Joseph Miko; maternal grandparents, Charles and Barbara Heise; and uncle, Richard Heise.

He is survived by his parents; sister, Rebecca Miko; grandmother, Dolores Miko; and many other relatives and friends.

Josh was very active in the community, being a long-standing member


Survey Says … County Gets Strong Marks Overall

Los Alamos Police Chief Dino Sgambellone, left, and Fire Chief Troy Hughes and their departments receive high marks from the community in a recent County Survey. Courtesy/LAC

Los Alamos Daily Post

Last year Los Alamos County surveyed residents on how they thought local government is doing. The County recently released the survey results and overall, residents gave the County strong marks.

The survey is conducted biannually, Los Alamos County Public Information Officer Julie Habiger said. The 2020 survey had about 600 participants, who were


Obituary: James A. Baran Sept. 24, 1938 – Dec. 29, 2020

JAMES A. BARAN Sept. 24, 1938 – Dec. 29, 2020

James A. Baran, 82, a long time Los Alamos resident, passed away Tuesday, December 29, 2020 in Los Alamos.

He was born September 24, 1938 in Parma, Ohio, the son of Andrew and Josephine Baran.

Jim graduated from Case Institute of Technology with a degree in Physics, then later received his Master’s of Science Degree in 1963 from Kansas State University, where he also earned his Doctorate Degree

Jim began his 30 year career at Los Alamos National Lab in 1968 and at his retirement received a certificate of appreciation.

In his early years he was heavily involved


On The Job In Los Alamos: Firefighters, Police, Emergency Dispatchers Working To Keep The Community Safe

Los Alamos County Firefighters on the job keeping the community safe during Christmas week, from left, Daniel Sanchez, Shane Grano, Roberto Ortega, Christopher Salinas, Zach Schriver, Luke Washburn, Adrian Martinez, Adam Martinez and Joel Peltier at Fire Station 3 in White Rock. Photo by Jenn Bartram/

Cpl. Amos Smith on the job keeping the community safe. Photo by Jenn Bartram/

Dispatcher II Susie Feiertag, left, and Dispatcher I Jourdin Beaulieu at the Los Alamos Police Department. Photo by Jenn Bartram/

Los Alamos firefighters, from


EGIS Complete Care Offers Assistance And Care To Seniors

EGIS staff from left: Care Mgr. Patrick Christopher, Owner and Care Mgr. Kevin Koval, Business Development Mgr. Jennifer Riek, Office Mgr. Lori Stevens, Care Mgr. Mario Angel. Not pictured Care Mgr. Mary Peck. Courtesy/EGIS

Los Alamos Daily Post

A common wish among senior citizens is that they be allowed to live in their homes. EGIS Complete Care (Elders Getting Information and Services), a Santa Fe-based business that provides caregiving services, can grant this wish.

“As people age … that is one of the criteria to keep them happy … and to feel independent


LAAC Features SaxAtomix In Brown Bag Show Noon Today!

SaxAtomix, from left: Bryan Fearey, Sadie Barry, Paul Lewis, Joyce Guzik and Adolfo Meana. Courtesy/LAAC

LAAC News:

The Los Alamos Arts Council features the SaxAtomix at noon today during the virtual Brown Bag show.

To hear the SaxAtomix, visit or go the Los Alamos Arts Council’s Facebook page.

The SaxAtomis will perform a variety of popular tunes such as the theme from “The Pink Panther,” “Beale Street Blues,” “Bohemian Rhapsody” and “My Funny Valentine”. As an encore, they will play a holiday jazz tune.

According to the program, the SaxAtomic began in


TOTH ‘Christmas Cookies To Go-Go’ On Sale Now

TOTH News:

Fill the home with Christmas treats while supporting a good cause this holiday season! Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church’s House of Hope house building mission team is sponsoring a new fundraiser called “Christmas Cookies to Go-Go!”

While large groups cannot gather to enjoy cookies at various events, individuals can still enjoy delicious, homemade cookies in their wn home or purchase cookies for a friend.

Additionally, participants will help Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church with an important mission-building a home for a family in Juarez. These are difficult times for


NMED Presents Virtual Update On DP Road Clean Up Work

Map showing the areas on DP Road impacted by the radioactive material as well as the location of the new apartment complexes. Screenshot/LADP

Los Alamos Daily Post

Multiple discoveries of radioactive material have been made on Los Alamos County-owned land off DP Road.

Thursday night, representatives of New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) provided an update to the public on the situation on DP Road and what is being done to address it.

NMED Resource Protection Division Director Stephanie Stringer provided some background on the site where


Voices Of Los Alamos Meets Virtually 6:30 Tonight

VOLA News:

Voices of Los Alamos meets 6:30-7:30 p.m. today via Zoom.

The meeting features Sarah Pierpont, executive director of the New Mexico Recycling Coalition, who will discuss Sen. Tom Udall’s bill Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act of 2020, and documentary filmmaker Greg Polk who will talk about his short-form documentary film project, “The Story of Plastic in New Mexico.”

A Zoom link for the meeting will be shared on the Voices of Los Alamos’ Facebook Group page and mailing list prior to the meeting.

“The Story of Plastic in New Mexico” is a short-form documentary film project (20 to